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Twin Coast Cycle Trail Northland

Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
0800 867 87245
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Fantastic experience

We rode the trail both ways,started in Kaikohe and hired our bikes from Top Trail. I was given a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Opua to kaikohe

Opua to kawakawa was enjoyable but nothing special. Local cafe had awesome friendly staff and made... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
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Kaikohe - Okaihau, New Zealand
0800 867 87245
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode the trail both ways,started in Kaikohe and hired our bikes from Top Trail. I was given a brand new bike which was fabulous. Very professional and helpful company would recommend them. We stayed at Mid North Motel. The managers were very accommodating and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Opua to kawakawa was enjoyable but nothing special. Local cafe had awesome friendly staff and made our stop worthwhile. The rest of the trail was a non event. For a couple of kiwi folk we live in beautiful parts of the country. This ride showed...More

Thank krascal1
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A group of 4 of us did this in June, some of it in the rain. We stayed the night in Kaikohe, then got a lift to Opua, to cycle back to Kaikohe, having a lunch in Kawakawa on the way. The last bit of...More

2  Thank Manawa18
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Kaikohe – Horeke. A group of 6 of us, non cyclists, using two cars to shuttle everyone. Travelled from Auckland Friday night – even with bikes chained to car racks in a well lit area outside where we had dinner in Whangarei, one bike stolen...More

1  Thank Pam T
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Making Paheke Lodge our base we did both trails over two days This needs to be in the bucket list for all bike riders A great trail with picturesque views from both coast trails Don't miss this !

1  Thank graeme p
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Our group of six friends, all aged in our late fifties, cycled from Opua to Horeke over two days with a night in Kaikohe. On the first day, we enjoyed the section along the Opua estuary then beside the train track to Kawakawa. Lunch at...More

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I (both 70 yrs) did this ride over two days and really enjoyed it. We stayed in Paihia and did Opua to Kawakawa and return one day one, then Kaikohe to Horeke and return the next day. Unlike other reviewers, we didn't...More

1  Thank johnspeedster
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We set out of Opua and rode to Kaikohe on our first day. If we did it again we would ride from Kaikohe to Opua as we found the ride a bit of a grind. It is a long leg with way too many bike...More

4  Thank nzgirl68
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We did the trail over 2 days: Opua-Kaikohe then Kaikohe-Horeke. Opua-Kaikohe was a grind. After Kawakawa there isn't much to see, and there are far too many gates where you need to dismount. Fortunately, Kaikohe-Horeke is magnificent. The highlight for us was an idyllic section...More

3  Thank RDeyNZ
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I cycled the trail over two days travelling east from Horeke to Opua, enjoying the uphill section and views between Horeke and Okaihau especially. It's worth making two or three days of it. Stay overnight on scenic Hokianga Harbour, revitalise a cycle-weary bod at thermal...More

Thank Kate M
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14 April 2017|
Response from kefl0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be ok but you would have to be careful on the downhill which is a series of switchbacks. The track is wide enough. The only other area to watch is you need to use the road before the boardwalk into Horeke
Raewyn H
8 April 2017|
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Response from Mangakura | Reviewed this property |
There are steep hills making it tricky underfoot in the gravel surface. Personally I would not take an 8 year old with a bike. As a walk alone without bikes maybe. The other areas of the track are far more suitable. Hope... More
17 February 2017|
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Response from Jandalz3 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your fitness level as to which way you want to ride it as from West to East (Horeke to Kaikohe and then on to Kawakawa ) is the uphill direction with one stiff 1.6km climb just before Okaihau (you can always... More